Conifers at the Garden Centre

We stock a range of conifers, normally in 1, 2 or 3 litre pots . Those in 1 litre pots are £5.45 each and those in the 2 or 3 litre are £9.95 or £10.45 each. The smaller ones make an excellent central feature in a pot or mixed with heathers in a bank. The larger growing ones can feature in a mixed border or as a 'stand alone' plant. The toughest ones up here on Skye tend to be the Junipers, either the low growing ones that make good ground cover or the upright ones that stand up well to the wind and gales here!

Scotts Pine (Pinus sylvestris), stocked on our Native Trees shelf, is a native here.;

Conifers available are as shown below. We update this regularly.

Chamaecyparis squarrosa Sulphurea 200

Sawara Cypress. A dwarf pyramidal bush with grey-green foliage in winter, turning a bright sulphur-yellow in summer. Slow Growing Height 1.5m. Spread 90cm. Aspect Full Sun. Evergreen. Foliage colour Green, Grey, Yellow. Hardy. Fertile soil. Usage: Rock garden, Border. THe one showing in the picture is growing just outside the Garden Centre.

Chamaecyparis summer snow

Lawson Cypress. A small bush with white young leaves. Height 1.4m. Aspect Full Sun. Evergreen. Foliage Colour White. Hardy. Fertile soil. Usage : Specimen.

cryptomeria jap elegans

Medium size, conical shape. Browny green in summer, copper bronze in winter. Suitable for shrubbery.
Annual growth 30 cm

juniperus compressa

Common Juniper. A slow-growing narrow conifer with sharply pointed, green leaves. Height 45cm. Aspect Full Sun. Evergreen. Foliage Colour Green. Hardy. Most types soil. Usage : Rock garden and Specimen.

juniperus green carpet

Common Juniper. A ground hugging conifer with dense dark green foliage, turning bright green in summer. Height 10cm to 15cm. Spread 1m. Aspect Full Sun. Evergreen. Foliage Colour Green. Hardy. Most types soil. Usage : Ground cover and Rock garden.

juniperus Kaizuka variegata

Chinese Juniper. An upright irregular bush with varigated foliage.Suitable for border or shrubbery.
Annual growth 5 cm.

juniperus pyramidalis

Chinese Juniper. The most widely planted pyramid shaped conifer, it has a blue/ green colour that is stronger if the plant is kept fed. Height 4m to 5m. Spread 1.5m. Aspect Full Sun/Partial Shade. Evergreen. Foliage Colour Blue and Green. Hardy. Most types soil. Usage : Border and Specimen.

juniperus repanda

Common Juniper. Fast Growing A dense, ground hugging conifer with dull green foliage, bronzing slightly in winter. Height 10cm, 15cm. Spread 1.5m. Evergreen. Foliage colour Green. Hardy. Most types soil. Usage: Rock garden, Ground cover

Juniperus Blue Arrow

An excellent narrow columnar habit. Blue grey in colour.
Annual growth 18 cm

Juniperus blue carpet 200

JJuniper. A low spreading conifer with silver-blue leaves. Height 30cm. Spread 1.5m, 2m. Evergreen. Foliage colour Silver, Blue. Hardy. Most types soil. Usage: Border, Ground cover. This one shown is growing in the car park outside the Garden Centre at Portree.

juniperus squamata blue star

Juniper. A compact bushy conifer with deep blue foliage in winter and silvery blue in summer. Height 40cm. Spread 50cm. Evergreen. Foliage colour Silver, Blue. Hardy. Most types soil. Usage: Border, Specimen. The picture shows the plant growing in our garden on Skye.

juniperus squamata blue holger

Juniper. A spreading conifer with blue-green winter foliage transforming to a bright creamy yellow in spring toning down by summer. Height 30cm. Spread 90cm, 1.2m. Aspect Full Sun/Partial Shade. Evergreen. Foliage colour Blue, Green, Yellow. Hardy. Most types soil. Usage: Border, Specimen

Pinus Alice Verkade

Only available at £13.25 each for a 2 litre pot

Japanese Red Pine. A very dwarf light green conifer forming a tight globe. Suitable for a rockery or border. 10 year height and spread 2-3 feet. Aspect Full Sun. Evergreen. Foliage Colour Green. Most types soil. Usage : Rock garden.

Taxus baccata

Yew. A broadly conical evergreen conifer with narrow dark green leaves. Produces cones. Height 10m to 20m. Spread 8m to 10m. Aspect Full Sun/Partial Shade. Evergreen. Foliage Colour Green. Hardy. Most types soil. Usage : Specimen and Hedging.

thuja stolwijk

Small bush shaped conifer with variegarted foliage, bronzing in winter. Very hardy. Harmful if eaten
Annual growth 12 cm